Author Interview - Derek Milman
Author I draw inspiration from: Hemingway, Nabokov, John Irving, Andrew Smith, Donna Tartt. I named a few.
Favorite place to read a book: my local pub, sitting by the windows that open onto the street.
Book character I’d like to be stuck in an elevator with: Zooey Glass.
The moment I knew I wanted to become an author: After I wrote my Best Man speech for my brother, at his wedding, which went very well, someone pulled me aside and said : "you know, you can really move people with your words." But I had been writing short stories since I was in 2nd grade. I should have known earlier, haha.
Hardback, paperback, ebook or audiobook: Hardback.
The last book I read: The Woman in the Window.
Pen & paper or computer: Pen & Paper for outlining, computer for drafting.
Book character I think I’d be best friends with: Ryan Dean West, from the Andrew Smith novels.
If I wasn’t an author, I’d be a: an anthropologist.
Favorite decade in fashion history: Saville Row, 1960's.
Place I’d most like to travel: Peru.
My signature drink: Blood orange Negroni.
Favorite artist: Joseph Cornell.
Number one on my bucket list: buying a country house in France, and growing my own vegetables.